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I Want to Stop Hurting Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 59 People

    Because I Forgot.

    I forgot just about everything that comes with hurting yourself. I forgot how easy it it to become addicted. I forgot how hard it is to constantly hide my scars. I forgot how much time it consumes. I forgot that it solves nothing. I forgot that it's an endless cycle of pain...
    Yoru Yoru 18-21 2 Responses Sep 24, 2011

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    Maybe One Day

    I'm hoping one day i wont hurt myself anymore. I keep a lot of my emotions inside which is y i think i hurt myself. I don't let it out that way so i gotta let it someway and i sometimes it feels good. If that makes any sense at all. But I'm hoping i can learn to express my...
    eyeslikestars eyeslikestars 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    I lost my best friend

    and idk what to do! She was everything i needed. And now she's gone. Last night i cut myself because i know i probably wont get her back. I miss her so much...
    alexislucash alexislucash 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    3 Months

    I used to cut myself and I've tried to drown myself before, i felt like giving up and i felt like a failure, and failing at suicide doesnt really boost my confidence, but i told a councilor at school. She got me help and i havent hurt myself in almost 3 months. It was a lot...
    childcalledit childcalledit 22-25, T 3 Responses Oct 7, 2009

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    It's been over half a year

    since I cut myself for the first time. I got home from school and had been stressed and as they say "when it rains, it's pouring". I got inside my apartment and I suddenly felt... empty. Empty in a whole new way. I felt like I watching a movie inside my head. Like those hands...
    iiSabishii iiSabishii 18-21, F Mar 24

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    This pain that I live with.

    It's not even the cuts. They don't hurt, but instead the urges do. The fact that I do cut hurts. I hate what I'm doing to myself. I want to never cut again, but how can you stop doing something you love? It's mentally draining. The billion times I worry about my scars or cuts...
    thoughtfulstars thoughtfulstars 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    I Am One of You

    I  am one of you ive starved myself becalse of being in so much mental pain ive taken winow glass and went down both sides of my legs bealse i was in so much pain i still do the hurting thing becalse i know how to hide what i do to my self but not as much now mine...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 4 Responses May 14, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    When I get frustrated or extremely upset or argue with someone I want to hurt myself. Its mainly when I argue with my close friends and mother. I feel so bad about things I said or...
    kleox7x kleox7x 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I have had a whole life of daddy and mommy issues. I recently went through a very tragic experience that has changed my life extensively. It has made me realize how insecure I am...
    avebaby avebaby 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I want to cut myself so badly right now. I feel so useless and dumb, and pointless. that's all. i don't even feel like elaborating on that, if im honest
    caffeineeforowls caffeineeforowls 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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    Every day i do the same stupid ****. Cutting of burning myself because its a release. Then i get angry at myself for cutting and then cut more to release that anger. Im stupid...
    RazorToMySkin RazorToMySkin 16-17, M Sep 16

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    I have started doing risky things - mainly meeting strangers for sex - to hurt myself. And it's working. I've been lucky so far that the men have been safe. But I keep pushing...
    chumiloons chumiloons 46-50, F Sep 4

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    I am a stuntman and am pursuing a career in it it's like an inner obsession to be a thrill junkie and hurt myself (not on purpose)! Idk why I just do
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M Sep 21

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    I feel like I'm worthless, I feel sad and angry and i feel neglected by my friends. I have always felt like I would never cut myself because at that time in life I was happy and...
    AnonymousSloth AnonymousSloth 13-15 Sep 20

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    Well, this isn't really a past experience but here goes... Since I left college, the people who I thought were my friends are ignoring me and sometimes it really feels like I'm...
    smify123146 smify123146 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    I know it takes two but why don't I hold him accountable too for the end of our relationship? We got into a fight in February and stopped talking to each other, it was a game of...
    shasha73 shasha73 41-45 Sep 19

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    I know it takes two but why don't I hold him accountable too for the end of our relationship? We got into a fight in February and stopped talking to each other, it was a game of...
    shasha73 shasha73 41-45 Sep 19

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    I can't seem to let my past go.. I cNt stop thinking of the horrible things I've done Asa teenager now I 20 yrs old .. But it haunts me to this day to think of those things I did...
    amoriette amoriette 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 19

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    I'm honestly rather addicted to cutting myself. I stopped 5 years ago but recently relapsed. I don't want to be like that either, but the pain from cutting makes me feel better. I...
    Verasayshi Verasayshi 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I do. I really ******* do. *runs hands through my hair* because life right now is so hard and now I can't even think straight and it's killing me to be the way I am.. with everyone...
    BENDrowned BENDrowned 18-21, F Sep 20

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    Well my cutting streak that was only happening because of people wanting me to stop and my family being around making me not cut is going to end today. Im kind of happy.... Or...
    ImNotReallyFine ImNotReallyFine 13-15, M Sep 5

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    Im normally very good with controlling my emotions and am not a vulnerable person but I cant stop thinking about all the bad things I have done in the past, its really troubling me...
    petealoop petealoop 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 12

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    Me and my exfiance broke up over a year ago, i still beat myself up over what could have been if we would have stayed together
    kait1121 kait1121 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 12

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    "NO LIMBS, NO LIMITS!" I am going to probably write one of the harshest comments in public now, but I think it is my duty, I can't stand to just stare and keep reading without...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 Sep 7

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    I have been having these STRONG urges to cut I am trying to stop for my girlfriend but it's hard to do it for someone else :(
    ImNotReallyFine ImNotReallyFine 13-15, M Sep 19

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    Right now I want to be able to cut myself so that blood just comes out in gushes I want to do that and then watch it as I am listening to some of my favorite music I want to do...
    ImNotReallyFine ImNotReallyFine 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Ugh I'm so tired of being fat but when I try to starve myself I can neverrrrrr do it cuz when I see food I eat . I weigh 128 and I'm 5'1 I wanna be atleast 115 . So I'm going to...
    Kaileyynicole Kaileyynicole 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    I find myself wanting to cut. Been clean for 2 months. Trust me im trying really hard to stay clean. I've been a cutter since i was 13 i think... Was able to stay clean for 3 years...
    kmisfit123 kmisfit123 16-17, F Sep 19

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    I want to so badly. I haven't in a decent while and I won't do it too much or too deep. My girlfriend doesn't want me to do it but it makes me feel better, I can only hurt myself...
    ImNotReallyFine ImNotReallyFine 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Your probably mot going to understand this But im to tired to hurt myself like. I want to go to sleep But im still going to try I feel like i have to I have to prove this
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F Sep 2

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    I cut myself again and I want to do more. Sometimes it never goes away.
    nofrankinway nofrankinway 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    I always am myself when it comes to anyone. I feel that it's better to be real and not fake. Life is way better that way.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I'm sick of not being able to find anything good about myself.
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 2

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    Being myself doesn't work, I'm too weird for everyone. I don't know what should I be instead.
    ThatAwkwardOne ThatAwkwardOne 16-17, M Sep 12

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    I need help. I have to introduce myself to 7 and 8 year olds, because I'll be assisting their class at dance for the next year, But I don't know how to do it
    Swagaliciousk Swagaliciousk 13-15, F Sep 13

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    Hello everyone, what sup. Alizeh here. I shall introduce myself to you all. Well my name is Alizeh, I am 23 years old and I was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. I did my...
    alizehasif alizehasif 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 13

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    I'm three weeks clean..that's the longest I've ever gone, but your body knows what it needs and I need to hurt myself so badly, maybe I can just 'accidentally' fall off of a cliff...
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am just sitting here... Putting my feelings in a word document... doesn't help much... I don't think i want to live much longer... the sun is being drown out... i can no longer...
    ImNotReallyFine ImNotReallyFine 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I want to I've been wanting so much lastly after last week when I almost went a little to deep I got scared but it been to hard not too do it I have to!!!!!!!!!! But this I want...
    Justbeingme14 Justbeingme14 13-15, F Aug 30

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    It's funny....how even though you want to die, collapse on the floor and forget about the world...you can lose yourself in the pain...and it makes life that little bit more...
    SuicidalUnicorn SuicidalUnicorn 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    From the number of posts here, doesn't it seem strange why people still get married nowadays? I think the entire institution of marriage is flawed. Forgive my ranting here but IMHO...
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F Sep 3

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    Get it memorized. Ana has a boyfriend, and it is yours truly. If you're going to add me to the circle MAINLY due to the fact Ana uses this account most of the time, just delete...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 5

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    I forgive everybody else, but your self is the hardest to forgive. I want to forgive me. Do you forgive me? Will you treat me better than I have been treated?
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 2 Responses Sep 6

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    The last day was good. But then I spent the whole time thinking it though and it was ok; now everything finally sinking in and all want to do is cut.
    Justbeingme14 Justbeingme14 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    I've grown to love and enjoy the curves I have. Of course I'm not finished growing yet. For now I want to focus on enjoying my weight and hope to maybe find a feeder to share it...
    goofyg54 goofyg54 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 17

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    I'm really angry. Two months ago this guy rejected me, without even trying to get to know me, because he says he wants to "focus on God". Now all of a sudden he has a girlfriend...
    PurpleHart PurpleHart 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    For those that don't understand... It's rather complicated to explain self harm.. There are many many aspects of it... Only one of which.. The one I'm dealing with currently.. Am...
    Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 21

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